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From TheJournal.ie Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500 Policing

Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500

The move was announced by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee last night.

From TheJournal.ie US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death Policing

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death

US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.

From TheJournal.ie Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests Policing

Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests

The order would establish a database that tracks officers with excessive use of force complaints in their records.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times Policing

Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times

The Garda Commissioner said most people are still compliant with the restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday Policing

Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday

Operation Fanacht is set to return after first being implement over the Easter weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend' On The Beat

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids Drugs

Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids

Three men were arrested as part of the garda probe.

From TheJournal.ie Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days Policing

Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days

Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin 3 earlier this week were that of Keane Mulready-Woods.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year Non Lethal Force

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent? Opinion

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?

Gardai responding to armed incidents are usually unarmed and untrained in firearms.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for' Garda Reform

Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'

A change in the culture of gardaí in which ‘no-one ever hesitates in speaking truth to power’ is needed, according to Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended An Garda Síochána

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year Safe And Sound

Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year

The organisation has collected almost €1 million from organisers to cover policing at concerts, sports matches and other events.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland Decriminalisation

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

From TheJournal.ie 'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing Injecting Centres

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

From TheJournal.ie Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime On The Lookout

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018 Thin Blue Line

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots Peregrine Watch

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts Frontline

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts

Despite recruitment restarting, many garda divisions are running at a deficit of members since the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing' Policing

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'

The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review Kathleen O'toole

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

From TheJournal.ie Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed Breath Test Scandal

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

From TheJournal.ie The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard Changing Of The Guard

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard

Police safety measures have been adopted full-time.

From TheJournal.ie Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit Policing

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

From TheJournal.ie 64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny Operation Thor

64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny

Operation Thor is a multi-strand national anti-crime strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force Freddie Gray

Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force

The city’s mayor said there is a “long journey ahead of us”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels Crime

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed' Opinion

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'

Trevor Laffan, who is recently retired, said the hard work put in to build up relationships in the community have been ruined by bad bad decision-making.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force Thin Blue Line

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

From TheJournal.ie Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest Dublin

Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest

Independent councillor Cieran Perry was arrested during the Greyhound lockout last year.

From TheJournal.ie There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for? Policing

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?

And will they go to rural areas?

From TheJournal.ie Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life? Fitzgibbon Street

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?

A new unit has been assigned to Fort Apache.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child Cleared

Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child

Gardaí have been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?

Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.

From TheJournal.ie This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy Not Having It

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy

Gardaí made €4.7 million from policing events in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Allow these three convicted burglars tell you how to keep your homes safe From The Horse's Mouth
From TheJournal.ie Finding - and punishing - those who hurt animals can help stop them harming humans Norway

Finding - and punishing - those who hurt animals can help stop them harming humans

Norway is setting up a dedicated policing unit.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote' Policing

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

From TheJournal.ie "Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists Crime

"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy calls for "significant response" if Jobstown protest arrests continue Policing

Paul Murphy calls for "significant response" if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

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